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London’s Coolest Wedding Fair – A Most Curious Wedding, London 2017

AISLE STYLE, INSPIRATION, PLANNING, Events Calendar, Suppliers

For unique, on trend and fashion forward wedding inspiration, A Most Curious Wedding Fair will be exhibiting on 18th and 19th March 2017 in East London. The wedding show for style savvy brides. 

Most Curious Wedding Show London 2017

For all you recently/newly engaged ladies and gents out there, if you are at the early stages of the planning then you’ll no doubt want to head to a wedding show to take all the wedding inspiration in, soak up that just engaged vibe and probably make a bit of a day of it with your girls or guys. Am I right? 

This is the fun bit so I say relish, enjoy, and get tickets to London’s coolest wedding show, Most Curious Wedding Fair which takes place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017 at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in East London.

Tickets are £8 in advance online and £10 on the door, or why not treat yourself to a VIP ticket, which is £20 and includes a goody bag and reserved seats at the catwalk, available to purchase in advance online. 

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March 2017
The Old Truman Brewery,
F Block T1 & T2, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

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Most Curious Wedding Show London 2017

There are lots of really inspirational wedding suppliers from the key areas such as catering, florists, photography, dresses and cake (very key!) to more unique touches such as decorative touches, jewellery and accessories. Shows are perfect for meeting your designer/supplier and asking questions or their advice and seeing their products and services first hand which really does make a difference. 

A few suppliers on my must-see shortlist are Daisy Sheldon Embroidery, I am in love with Daisy’s work and her beautiful personalised embroidery makes for wonderful keepsakes (I think embroidery is going to be a key wedding trend in 2017/18!).

Personalisation continues to be a popular theme for me, and I’m besotted by the skills of Rosie from Wolf & Rosie, who hand-paints the most  beautiful floral illustrations onto leather jackets for a truly unique addition to your bridal style. 

Most Curious Wedding Show London 2017After my recent post on minimalist wedding dresses, Belle & Bunty are one to look out for with their cool, modern take on bridal with dresses and separates perfect for a London Bride. Then there’s stationery from Georgina Creative with their simple but elegant typographic wedding collection designs for those looking for paired back design.

My couples can’t seem to get enough of interactive food and catering ideas, so travelling oyster bar Mother Shuckers are a perfect reception addition and talking point for guests. If you are looking for talking points, and entertainment, stop by the Portrait Machine… I’ll leave you to check them out but it’s guaranteed fun!

With a theme of Pinktopia and Electric Dreams (!) there will be inspiration overload everywhere, so take notes, take snaps and make sure you are in pole position for the fashion show and if you want to get some more insight make sure you follow Most Curious over on Instagram so you can find out a little bit more about who’s going to be there. 

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SATURDAY 18 AND SUNDAY 19 MARCH 2017
THE OLD TRUMAN BREWERY,
F BLOCK T1 & T2, 91 BRICK LANE, LONDON, E1 6QL

Sweet & Simple Family Focussed Hackney Town Hall Wedding

Aisle Style, WEDDINGS, Informal, Urban

Photography by Robbins Photographic

A sweet and simple Hackney wedding, planned in just a week it was a low-key but utterly heartfelt day with a beaming bride and groom celebrating in a local cafe with their family and friends and their little boy. 

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Summer Stoke Newington Wedding + Bridesmaids In Blue

WEDDINGS, Elegant, Informal

Photography by Caro Hutchings

A pretty blue summer Stoke Newington wedding. Bride wears dress by Charlie Brear. Photography by Caro PhotoJen and Tom had a pretty summer Stoke Newington wedding in July last year at Clissold House and The Londesborough pub. Their day was brimming with joy and beautiful touches from the ‘freshly picked from the meadow’ flowers, to the bridesmaids in shades of blue, and of course their dog making an appearance into the day! Jen wore a beautifully simple and elegant dress from Charlie Brear.

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East London Eco Pavilion Wedding In Mile End + Custom Clinton Lotter Bridal Gown

WEDDINGS, Informal

Photography by Robbins Photographic

Mile End Eco Pavilion Wedding East London | Photography by Robbins Photographic

Myfanwy and Nic celebrated in September last year for their East London wedding at the Mile End Eco Pavilion which was the perfect backdrop for an Autumnal day as their guests mingled amongst the richly coloured trees. Myfanwy the bride wore a stunning custom Clinton Lotter gown and to go with their relaxed day they included a first look before the ceremony captured beautifully by Lee at Robbins Photographic.

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London Rooftop Wedding Reception at Boundary Restaurant

WEDDINGS, Informal, Modern, Urban

Photography by Miss Gen Photography

Town Hall Hotel and Boundary Rooftop Wedding Shoreditch London

Planning a wedding in a month isn’t for the faint-hearted couple, even more so from across the pond but Valerie and Dan managed to do just that for their Shoreditch wedding in April, and do it with style! Valerie’s sleek city style was suited to the classic ceremony at The Town Hall Hotel followed by a beautiful rooftop wedding reception at The Boundary as they enjoyed dinner with their guests by sunset. 

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Colourful Wedding & Candy Anthony Bride at The Museum Of Childhood

WEDDINGS, Informal, Vintage Inspired

Photography by Peachey Photography

Lisa and Will had a colourful and playful London wedding with a hint of nostalgia with a ceremony at the Art Deco Town Hall Hotel and reception at the V&A Museum of Childhood with the bride choosing a flirty fifties lace Candy Anthony dress. 

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It’s great to see how couple Lisa and Will built a wedding that reflected them, especially in the venue they chose which allowed them to have a colourful and playful theme with a hint of nostalgia in her gorgeous fifties style Candy Anthony dress. Lots of colour for their late summer day with lots of ‘sweet’ details, quite literally with an amazing dessert table along with thoughtful favours of books for their guests and lots of entertaining speeches!

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East London Wedding at Stoke Newington Town Hall & The Roost

WEDDINGS, Informal

Photography by Lisa JaneFilm by Mark Brown Films

Danielle & Matt had the epitome of a laid back London wedding. With a ceremony at Stoke Newington Town Hall and a reception held at quirky photographic venue, The Roost with a sprinkling of floral crowns and a pretty lace dress this was a gorgeous day captured honestly by Lisa Jane Photography and Mark Brown Films

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Summer In The City – London Warehouse Wedding at MC Motors

WEDDINGS, Elegant, Modern, Urban

Photography by Caught The LightWedding Planning & Styling by London Bride

Draping foliage and watercolour details for an urban oasis summer in the city wedding for Crisa and Gareth’s, planned and styled by London Bride. 

Summer MC Motors London Warehouse Wedding by Caught The Light and London Bride

I’m so pleased to share one of my favourite London Bride weddings of last year. I worked with Crisa and Gareth to plan and style their urban summer wedding at MC Motors last July. Despite a fairly limited timescale to pull things together, we collaborated with a team of amazing suppliers for a beautiful summery day in the city for the couple, creating an urban oasis full of foliage and florals, pretty paper details, delicious food and drink as well as unique personal touches throughout. The day was captured perfectly by the amazing Chloe at Caught The Light (who’s stunning film photography really did make it look like the mediterranean!) and was also previously featured on Style Me Pretty.

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Delicate Vintage Style – London Designer Sally Lacock’s New Bridal Collection

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Photography by Jeff CottendenWedding Dresses by Sally Lacock

Esme by East London Bridal Designer Sally Lacock

I recently met with Sally and spent WAY too long admiring her dresses on her stand at the recently held National Vintage Wedding Fair. As bloggers it’s very easy for us to post pretty pictures but when you see the dresses in person and meet with the designer it really does cement the connection.

DELICATE, FRESH AND UNASHAMEDLY ROMANTIC
SALLY LACOCK’S NEW BRIDAL COLLECTION STRIKES THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN NOSTALGIA AND MODERNITY

The detail and the beautiful silk and lace fabrics really stood out to me, and her love of vintage shows through the dresses not just in the design but in the craftsmanship as each one is individually handmade in London.

Sally Lacock is a London wedding dress designer known for her beautiful, timeless, lace and silk wedding dresses and excellent bespoke service. All of her commissions are skillfully and individually handmade in London. Inspired primarily by her love of vintage wedding dresses and antique lace Sally’s work is imbued with lightness, delicacy and an attention to detail rarely found in today’s world of mass production. Her creative vision is one of respect for time-honoured skills combined with romantic vintage appeal. Sally’s current collections include her signature vintage inspired wedding dress collection and new bridal separates collection.

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Most Curious London – The Wedding Fair for the Style-Savvy Couple

PLANNING, Events Calendar

Most Curious Wedding Fair London

I often get asked when friends get engaged which wedding fairs they should attend, after all there are a plethora taking place in London but pretty much the top of my list would be the Most Curious wedding fair, the UK’s coolest wedding event featuring some of London Bride’s favourite suppliers is taking place in a few weeks on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.

Perhaps I’m a little biased being based in East London and all, but this design-led fair is for those looking for creative, fashion forward wedding inspiration with it’s 100 exhibitors, all hand-picked for their talents chosen for creative couples who love fashion, design and fun in their everyday lives and want to make sure their wedding day reflects that too.

There is an abundance of cool creative UK talent that you’ll hope to have invovled in your day, such as unique inspiration like paper flowers, vintage glassware and pop-up photo booths to the must-have florals, dresses and accessories.

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This is the shows tenth exhibition which is a celebration of the cool up and coming designers and makers in the wedding industry as well as the chicest of the big names, making for an explosion of inspiration for creative couples, with refreshments and exciting fashion shows throughout the day.

True to it’s East-end location, the show will see the newly launched Cereal Killer Cafe providing bowls of crunchy refreshments and with a hip Palm Springs inspired theme it will be a feast of the senses with cool catwalk shows and live music throughout the day. They also have a new ‘Shop The Show’ feature for quick retail fixes from macarons to succulents in pots so you can pick up a few instant treats too!

If you’re heading there, you’ll probably likely to find me in front of the amazing sounding ‘Calligraphy Selfie’ wall by London Bride favourite Lamplighter London which I’m sure will be a hit on the old hashtags.

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Most Curious Wedding Fair will take place on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March at Truman Brewery, 81 Brick Lane, E1 6QL and tickets are a very affordable £7.00 (or if you’re feeling fancy, £20 for a VIP ticket), see the website for more information and to book.

 Photography: www.lauramccluskey.com

East London Stour Space Wedding

WEDDINGS, Informal

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Vicky and Dave chose a venue that allowed them to party on until late in a creative space in East London close to home. Vicky was a very hands-on bride as she created all the flowers for the venue along with over 200 origami bird decorations so was definitely busy in the lead up to the wedding, but a lovely personal touch and a sense of achievement for their wedding day. With help from friends and family they had a relaxed and fun day that was just what they wanted… A lovely wedding day with some poignant moments captured by We Heart Pictures.

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Like every bride I spent hours on the internet looking at dresses – I had a very specific style in mind – a delicate looking vintage lace dress. Not exactly what I ended up with! After a very long and unsuccessful day of dress shopping, we were at the last appointment. I walked in and didn’t really see anything I was excited to try on. But Julia at Bridal Caprice asked if she could pick something out for me. Looking the dress I was like no way, far too big. I put it on and I wanted to cry. I couldn’t believe I felt this way. I walked out to my bridesmaids, brother and mum and they all cried! I knew it had to be this dress. It was so important to me that my mum saw me in the dress as unfortunately she passed away 5 months before my wedding. But she knew all about the day, so I felt she was there in spirit. I definitely recommend trying on a range of dresses; you may be surprised at what looks best on you! I splurged on the shoes and I kept the accessories simple with just a pair of Swarovski stud earrings and my mum’s eternity ring.

I wanted the bridesmaids to feel comfortable in what they were wearing. The dresses we found from Reiss, suited them all so well and I hope they get to wear them again at some point! We always wanted blue suits for the groomsmen, and a friend had a suit made by a local tailor a few years ago so we used him to make Dave’s and all the ushers’ suits, as a gift from us. They came to our flat and measured the boys up; you get to pick your fabric, lining and stitching and they all looked perfect!

We definitely knew we wanted a London wedding. We love where we live and most of our friends and family are in the south east. The most important thing to us was that everyone had a great day. We chose Islington Town Hall for the ceremony – it has the most beautiful domed room and everyone sits around you. During the ceremony we chose two readings, which were Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres and The House at Pooh Corner, A A Milne. Both are beautiful. I was very proud of my little brother doing a reading.

For the reception we wanted a venue that we could have a good party in! We live on the canal in East London and a friend suggested The Stour Space. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t been here before! It’s an exhibition and studio space for creative enterprises and also houses the Counter Café. It’s set opposite the Olympic Stadium on the canal. We loved it as soon as we walked in. Caine looked after the event and he and the team were amazing! They are happy to help with anything and were saviours the day before the wedding whilst setting up.  It was exactly what we wanted – spacious, interesting and light. Also we could have it until 2am!

I had the crazy idea that I would do all the flowers in the venue myself and all the decorations. I did get it all done, but mostly down to the help from my amazing bridesmaids. I was too nervous to do my own bouquets so these were done by a local florist who did a great job.  For the tables I visioned wild looking flowers with pops of colour, I collected jars and little glass bottles. A couple of weeks before the wedding I then made a trial trip down to Covent Garden Flower Market at 6am to check out suppliers and prices. I then went back two days before the wedding to choose my flowers. I also made 100 origami bird place names and about 100 more origami birds in very bright colours to go behind the band – the venue has white walls so I wanted to add some colour. I’m so happy I did this all – it was so fun and a great achievement!

The chef was great and worked with us to create a menu. We wanted it to be a laid back buffet. We love Mediterranean food and so started from there. They provided a wonderful tasting evening for us to try the food and wine and the food was just incredible. We had small bites and cocktails on arrival, and so decided not to have any starters with the sit down meal. We had a big selection of food for the main course and then served three different desserts which were all cut into small bite size pieces so everyone could taste all of them. My wonderful brother made our wedding cake – each tier was different. It looked and tasted amazing!

Before I moved in with Dave I lived in a flat of musicians who all play in various bands across London. I was very lucky that Craig, Robin and Dave (Simian Gentlemen) were free to play our wedding. They are amazing. We gave them some must have songs we wanted and they did the rest. They had everyone up and dancing all night until the DJ came on. I seriously can’t praise them enough! 

I was very lucky to have the help of my bridesmaids the day before to put everything together – this is my biggest piece of advice – delegate! Trust the people around you and let them help. I have to admit this was something I struggled with at the beginning! 

When we met Hector and Charlie from We Heart Pictures, we got on so well and felt at ease with them which is so important – they follow your whole day – they see all the tears and laughter. We didn’t want traditional wedding photos – or guests waiting around whilst half the wedding party were having photos. We wanted to use someone who captured the feelings and emotions of the day. We wanted to look back at the photos and it to take us right back. That’s exactly what we got and we love our photos, we can’t recommend them enough. 

Photography: We Heart Pictures / Ceremony Venue: Islington Town Hall / Reception Venue: The Stour Space 

Behind The Scenes with London Bride – An MC Motors Wedding

LONDON BRIDE LIFE, WEDDINGS, Elegant, Urban

London Bride MC Motors Wedding - Caught The Light Photography

2014 was a pretty crazy summer for London Bride on the wedding planning side, but now I am in more calmer waters playing post wedding season catch up I have something quite exciting to share with you! Below is a ‘Behind The Scenes with London Bride’ video filmed at one of my favourite weddings of the year in July for my couple Crisa and Gareth and their MC Motors wedding. It’s one of my favourite venues to work at (no surprises there) and with a beautiful brief to work to, the styling of the day all came together perfectly and we bought a little bit of the Mediterranean to East London. It was a fabulous day, thanks to an amazing team of hard-working and talented suppliers who we bought on board to make it all possible.

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I think *sometimes* people assume as a wedding planner, I have a glamorous job, but I hope this behind the scenes video acts as a bit of insight into how much hard work goes into the set up of a wedding (not to mention all the meetings, emails and months and months of planning beforehand of course!), and how it is all bought together on the day by everyone involved. The wedding world is full of ‘Pinterest-perfect’ inspiration and ‘editorially’ styled shoots but I wanted to show the reality of a real-life wedding day as it actually happens!

Huge thanks to Castle Gibson and all the suppliers (please see credits below) for kindly letting me film them, and of course to Crisa and Gareth and all their wonderful friends and family. Hope you enjoy the film, worth watching with the music up!

Disclaimer: I  have a very hands-on approach to the weddings I plan, so would like to excuse my dishevelled appearance, but I’d like to think that no-one would look particularly great on a 16 hour day on their feet in July, in wedding season. So this is reality here folks, as it happens – it’s not about looking glamorous and not getting your hands dirty, it’s about getting things done!  

Behind the scenes at a July 2014 wedding with Charley Beard, leading wedding planner and stylist at London Bride.

Credits: Film by: Sandra Ciampone for London Bride / Wedding Planning & Styling: Charley at London Bride / Venue: Castle Gibson / Photography: Caught The Light / Florist: Bo Boutique / Catering: Social Pantry / Stationery Elements: Ever After Press / Swing Band: Swinging Little Big Band / Cake: Konditor & Cook / Cocktail Bar: Hire The Barman / DJ: Ed at The Wedding Smashers / Macarons: Wharf Road Bakery / Vintage Hire: Classic Crockery / Hair Stylist: Cassandra Rizzuto / Make-Up Artist: Make Up By Katy